In the middle of the night they were taken from their homes, the men from the Buryat villages. They are taken to collection points, an activist from the group "Free Buryatia" published a video on Instagram. The men are sitting in a large room in warm jackets, hats on their heads, the man from the draft committee is speaking in the front. They should learn to bandage their wounds themselves, he tells the recruits, too much blood loss is life-threatening. Then he makes it clear why that's important: "Men, after training you go to fight", that's the way it is.